Shannon Earle — The Penguin of Ilha Grande: From Animal Rescue to Extraordinary Friendship — at Takoma Park Library, MD

Upcoming Event
Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 2:00pm

This event is in-person at Takoma Park Library, MD.

Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with the Takoma Park Maryland Library for an exciting program with debut author Shannon Earle.

 When an oil-covered penguin washes up on the beach in Brazil, Seu João has no idea that his decision to clean up the animal will change his life. Soon however, the man and Dindim, a Magellanic penguin, become best friends who live together. Eventually Dindim swims out to sea and leaves for four months, only to return again to his life with Seu João in Ilha Grande. For seven years, man and penguin shared a life for eight months, only to live four months apart after Dindim’s molting. This inspiring true story of friendship and conservation will inspire readers as they learn.  

Shannon Earle runs the forest school business Forest Explorers along with parenting her three daughters and preparing piles of vegetables and foraged mushrooms on her family’s urban homestead in Silver Spring, MD.  She previously managed an education and training program for Conservation International, an NGO that works to protect global biodiversity. She wrote many curriculum guides for teachers on biodiversity and conservation issues and also authored Discover Galápagos: A Family Guide to Evolution and Biodiversity, published by the Smithsonian as a companion to the IMAX film Discover Galápagos

Ages 4-8


7505 New Hampshire Ave
Suite 205
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Child & Teen
The Penguin of Ilha Grande: From Animal Rescue to Extraordinary Friendship By Shannon Earle, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Earle, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781623541668
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Charlesbridge - January 17th, 2023